The apartment is close to the sea, only one minute distant and one minute far from the main road of “Riomaggiore”. The large apartment size permits to offer place for numerously families. The dining hall and one of it’s sleeping –rooms appear to the seaside, one of the most characterized corners of the village. From here it’s possible to enjoy charming sunsets accompanied by the light background of the backwash of the sea.
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 2018
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great view but rest not so great
When we arrived we were to call to get directions and someone was to meet us and help us to apartment. It was very vague where to park since parking spots are hard to come by and parking lot was 35.00 a day. We did not know this until we got there. The person meeting us was not the person that was supposed to since owner was on vacation for a few days. This person was a helper who tried to tell us it would cost us $25.00 with help with luggage , another thing we did not know about. After telling him that was not what we were told over and over, he did end of helping us with one suitcase and showing us where it was, which again was not what we were told. The owner said it was close by and no problem with suitcases. The helper wanted us not to bring all of them since it was a long walk with a lot of stairs. That was correct!!! He said owner would help us with suitcases when leaving since they had a device to help. That never happened or was offered. The worst thing was we had a closed bag of snacks we had left on kitchen counter, when reaching in next day it was FILLED with ants and since we had moved it to kitchen table they were all over there. We then noticed them in bedroom. We notified the owner who did come and clean kitchen floor , remove garbage and put poison down. We were very happy she did that but by next morning they were in bathroom. She said they have had that problem before. The beds uncomfortable , but the view was Great!!
At this point some clarifications are needed.
Nobody talked about luggage transport before the arrive moment. Also I wrote to the guest to call 20 minutes before his arrive (from La Spezia) to give us the time to be at the parking early; this is exactly what all the other guests usually do.
Normally we assume the guest is responsible about his luggage, we never bring this kind of stuff, we just rent apartments. For the luggage transport a private service is available, for 5,00 € (not $) per suitcase. If the guest had informed us that he had a lot of luggage, we would have provided him all the details. Anyhow this transport never is provided, included or due, especially for free. The smart customer, in these cases, drop the unnecessary stuff in the car, taking with him just the necessary for a 2 days stay only, not all the suitcases. Also, the guest had been informed that the distance from the parking to the flat is approximately 10 minutes by walk, an average walk, in our booking confirmation. If the guest doesn't know the territory is not flat (stairs all over), probably he had to find out more about where he was going.
We don’t care about the feedback of pillows and mattresses; everyone is used differently. Mattress too soft, too hard, pillow too thick, too thin…. We changed all the mattresses of the apartment 2 years ago and the quality declaration is posted on the wall, with all the other tourist informations. No one has ever complained before, sorry.
The only real problem has been the ants; it’s true that it’s already happened, probably for the presence of the garden beside the kitchen, but this occurred 1 time only, 2 years ago. We apologize for this.
Finally, at the check-in the guest paid the tourist tax in turkish liras, very similar to the Euros coins, and our collaborator, when he noticed it, did not have the courage to come back, perhaps out of shame, to demand the tax properly; congratulations!.
We had a very nice stay in Riomaggiore at this apartment. It was very comfortable for our group of 4 friends. The views were fantastic and the sunset over the sea from the window was magical every night!
Views of the Ligurian Sea!
A beautiful vantage point to watch the summer sun sizzle into the sea!
A Steep Climb to a Beautiful View
We really enjoyed our time in Cinque Terre! We appreciated Claudio returning to the train station to greet us, after we couldn't locate him the first time. Hint to others arriving by train: head up to the street level after disembarking the train. We stayed on the platform, not realizing at first that we needed to go through a tunnel and up stairs to get to the street level to meet Claudio. He was kind enough to come back and walk us to the apartment. The apartment itself is very spacious, and with amazing views of the sea! Although there is no air conditioning, there are several fans that work effectively. The apartment was in a good location, and an easy, mostly downward walk to downtown Riomaggiore. The overall terrain of Cinque Terre is steep with many, many steps everywhere, so keep that in mind when packing. We managed to bring carry-on sized luggage and backpacks for our 12 days in Italy, and it worked well.
Thank you again, Claudio, for a very nice visit! We enjoyed our stay and appreciate your hospitality!
Exactly as advertised
Loved the view
Beautiful view, quiet location
Our stay in Riomaggiore was amazing! The rental apartment has the most amazing view of the Riomaggiore coast. It is a very short walk into town to either hop on a train or grab a bite at the local restaurants in town. Claudio was extremely helpful, timely, and attentive. I highly highly recommend staying here!
(Text automatically translated) From the city of La Spezia follow the signs for the 5 Terre and Portovenere, until you reach an intersection where the roads to these two destinations are separated. So you take the uphill road and continue for the 5 Terre. Riomaggiore is the first of those you meet, after about 15 minutes. On arrival in Riomaggiore we'll be there to welcome you to accompany you to your home.